Fire Chief » Wellness http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:18:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 LG Electronics unveils Lifeband Touch, Heart Rate Earphones http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/lg-electronics-unveils-lifeband-touch-heart-rate-earphones/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/06/touch.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/lg-electronics-unveils-lifeband-touch-heart-rate-earphones/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:46:49 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2266
The Lifeband Touch is a slim activity tracker that's compatible with certain heart rate monitors and smart phones to keep track of daily activities.
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Study: How to cut firefighter heart attacks http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/study-cut-firefighter-heart-attacks/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/06/heart.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/24/study-cut-firefighter-heart-attacks/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:26:27 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2251
A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study shows prevention is critical reducing firefighter cardiac events.
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Black Forest fire chief claims PTSD, takes medical leave http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/05/black-forest-fire-chief-claims-ptsd-takes-medical-leave/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/06/ch.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/05/black-forest-fire-chief-claims-ptsd-takes-medical-leave/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:05:44 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2029
Residents told reporters at the fire board meeting that they don't think he will return to the job and that this is his way of leaving gracefully.
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LODD: Batt. Chief, navy veteran dies at D.C. military base http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/02/lodd-batt-chief-navy-veteran-dies-at-d-c-military-base/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/03/lodd.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/02/lodd-batt-chief-navy-veteran-dies-at-d-c-military-base/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/02/lodd-batt-chief-navy-veteran-dies-at-d-c-military-base/
Chief John McDonald, 54, began his firefighting career in 1974 as a volunteer firefighter.
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New tool rids ambulances of superbugs http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/30/new-tool-rids-ambulances-superbugs/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/05/tools.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/30/new-tool-rids-ambulances-superbugs/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 15:47:38 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1945
Turbo-UV uses Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for decontamination of hard surfaces such as those found in an ambulance.
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Ala. Fire chief dies suddenly http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/29/ala-fire-chief-dies-suddenly/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/05/ala.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/29/ala-fire-chief-dies-suddenly/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 14:21:45 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1920
The 32-year veteran reportedly died of a massive heart attack.
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LODD: Texas fire chief collapses at fire scene http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/22/lodd-texas-fire-chief-collapses-fire-scene/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/04/chief3.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/22/lodd-texas-fire-chief-collapses-fire-scene/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:35:48 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1421
Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson, 52, was discovered down by other members of the department as they fought the blaze.
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Idaho fire chief to step down http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/22/idaho-fire-chief-step/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/04/garry.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/22/idaho-fire-chief-step/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:33:59 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1418
Chief Garry DeJong said the resignation is for health reasons.
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LODD: W.Va. fire chief dies of heart attack http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lodd-w-va-fire-chief-dies-heart-attack/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/03/lodd.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/07/lodd-w-va-fire-chief-dies-heart-attack/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:20:15 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1181
Chief George Underwood, 64, was on a call working to unblock a culvert when he collapsed and died.
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Why sugar is killing firefighters http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/31/sugar-killing-firefighters/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/03/sugar.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/31/sugar-killing-firefighters/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:26:06 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1082
Given that sugar elevates the risk of cancer and heart attack, no fire department should be sugary food and drinks.
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